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A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996.








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Mission & purpose

MDPI, or Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, is a Switzerland-based open-access publishing company that operates internationally. Their primary focus is on scholarly and academic publishing across various scientific disciplines. MDPI's ultimate mission is to facilitate the dissemination of scientific knowledge by providing a platform for researchers to publish their work openly and accessibly. Their purpose is to contribute to the progress of science by promoting open access, transparency, and collaboration within the global research community. MDPI publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed journals covering diverse fields, from natural sciences to social sciences, and aims to make scientific research freely available to the global audience, fostering innovation and knowledge-sharing.

Culture & values

Open Access

We offer access to science and the latest research for free. All of our content is published in open access and distributed under a Creative Commons License, which means published articles can be freely shared and the content re-used, upon proper attribution.

Timeliness and Efficiency

We aim to publish fast to ensure the latest research is rapidly disseminated, using thorough, precise editorial work. By assisting editors and reviewers all along the peer-review process, a first decision is provided to authors in under 32 days; once accepted, papers are published within 7–10 days.


All of our tools and services can be found in one place and prioritize user-friendly interfaces. Simple processes keep our editorial process highly efficient.

High Quality Service

We aim to provide a service that supports scholars and their work. By offering a range of different options, including journal publication at mdpi.com, early publication at preprints.org and conferences on sciforum.net, we support scientific communities worldwide to make a positive impact on research.

Rooted in Sustainability

In addition to being at the root of MDPI and a key theme in our journals, sustainability is a core value as we ensure the long-term preservation of published papers, and the future of science through partnerships, sponsorships and awards.


In a changing and evolving publishing environment, we are constantly adapting and developing new tools and services. By listening to feedback from authors, editors and readers, we can make changes to better meet the needs of our research community and keep MDPI relevant.